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Mining land could be a $2.5 billion windfall for Minnesota schools

Published 03/08/2011, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) / MCT

The state of Minnesota owns more than 6,000 acres of land targeted for copper mining, and stands to collect $2.5 billion in royalties in the coming decades if two mining projects go ahead, according to a new analysis. Income from the land would go to the Permanent School Fund, which this year contributed $59 per pupil to every school district.

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